Stan Lee Weighs in on Michael B. Jordan as the Human Torch in Fantastic Four


It’s no small understatement to say the Internet was agitated to learn Michael B. Jordan had been cast as the Human Torch in Josh Trank’s upcoming reboot of Fantastic Four. In May 2013, upon discovering the character — originally conceived in Marvel’s early ’60s comic series as a hot-headed, blonde-haired, blue-eyed teenager who can burst into flame at will — would be updated by an African-American actor, fan outcry blazed across social media with super-heated vitriol. “The Human Torch can’t be black!” tweeted @ZackosaurusRex, echoing the common sentiment at that time.

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